We meet someone who has a life filled with hardships but they don't gripe or complain. When they greet you, they actually wear a smile. We often wonder how they can seem so happy. Could they actually be so happy? As we get to know them, we hear it in their voice and find out they are.
What makes them happy is the relationship they have with Jesus Christ. He is their best friend, their Master, and their Savior. They lean on Him for guidance. They have surrendered their will over to God. Whatever happens to them in their lives, God has to okay it and they are content with that.
We have times where we need to learn contentment. By doing this we come to appreciate our lives and what we have. Believers are happy when a neighbor or a friend betters their life's situation. This elation stems from the belief that God is in control.